2019 Arizona cocktail weekend events Schedule

Scroll Down To see our schedule of events, More will be added here soon as we pull closer to the weekend, so stay tuned!

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The Cocktail Jam // Feb. 16, 2019
8:00 pm // The Van Buren

Join us on Saturday, February 16th, from 8pm to midnight in Downtown Phoenix at one of the hottest new music venues in the city, The Van Buren, for an evening of Spirits, Craft Cocktails included, and... MUSIC!!

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Top Bars // Feb. 17, 2019
8:00 pm // The Croft

Don’t miss the return of our most show-stopping event featuring pop-up versions of renowned bars from around the state, country, and across the globe, all under one roof!

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Last Slinger Standing // Feb. 18, 2019
doors open 6:30 // Young's Market Company

Join us as we watch some of the Southwest’s top USBG bartenders go against each other in a head-to-head battle, complete with secret ingredients that will keep the slingers- and the crowd- on their toes!


Schedule

Whether you are an industry professional, cocktail enthusiast or just curious about the local craft cocktail scene, we have something planned for everyone.


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Friday 2/15


8PM - 12AM

House of Suntory

 The brainchild of Shinjiro Torii, this activation highlights quintessentially Japanese spirits. The House of Suntory will be featuring Roku Gin, Haku Vodka, and Toki Japanese Whisky at Hotel Palomar’s Lustre Pool Bar

9pm - 12am

No Password Needed

You're invited to a swanky celebration at Melinda’s Alley to enjoy live entertainment, craft cocktails, light bites, and a local spirit feature.

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12am - 2am

Grey Goose - Late night Disco Bites & Lights

Join Grey Goose in an intimate affair as they hit the disco button and take over Bitter & twisted for a late night rendezvous, serving fantastic retro cocktails with classic French bites.

Based on limited seated availability, so arrive early.

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Saturday 2/16


10am - 12pm

Earn Your Booze + Brunch

All Levels Bodyweight Workout Hosted By Danny Page followed by Açai Bowl Bar & Azuñia Tequila Brunch Cocktails & Bloody Maria Bar. Hosted at the Churchill.

10am - 3pm

Q Highballr’s - Seongha Lee & Joanna Carpenter  

Enjoy the best view of the city at the Q rooftop backyard at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop (floor 13).  Our hand-picked team of mixologists will guide you through making the perfect highball at home.

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12pm - 2pm

Maestro Dobel Distillers Brunch

Take a 4-course trip through Mexico with Maestro Dobel during the distillers cocktail brunch at Chico Malo.

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12pm - 2:30pm

Art & Science of Rum with Jaymee Mandeville

RUM - let's get behind the bottle and celebrate this sugarcane spirit which has been the backbone of economies all over the world. Today rum is having a revival and we invite you to dive into the art of blending, the science of distillation and deepen your knowledge of the category. Join Bacardi Senior Portfolio Ambassador, Jaymee Mandeville as we taste through rums from all over Latin America. Light bites and cocktails will be provided. Hosted at Bitter & Twisted.

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2pm - 3:30pm

Rum Central, Jamaica's Alchemy

Peel back the layers of complexity and funkiness that defines Jamaica's contribution to the noble spirit with rum savant Dwayne Allen of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar. Come for the rum, but mostly come  for a lively discussion about what makes rum from this island paradise a game changer in cocktail culture.

INDUSTRY ONLY EVENT

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3pm - 5pm

Is There Terroir in Your Cocktail?

Will Elliott, bar director of the James Beard award-wining program at Maison Premiere, will lead a discussion about the concept of terroir in spirits and how to highlight that nuance with the inclusion of other ingredients in cocktails. Panelists include Ed Hamilton of the Ministry of Rum, Dale Riggins of Whiskey Del Bac, and William Scanlan III of Heavy Métl Premium Imports. Hosted at the Churchill.

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6pm - 8pm

Diageo Brand Spirits Cocktail Dinner

Four course dinner with Chef Nick LaRosa featuring Diageo Brand Spirits cocktail pairings with Mixologist Gabe Chavez. Hosted at Nook Kitchen.

Call 602-258-1037 For reservations

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8pm - 12am

The Cocktail Jam

The Cocktail Jam combines an amazing evening of music with wildly-inventive, one-of-a-kind cocktails and experiences brought by the best talent and brands in the spirits industry, all at an incredibly affordable price. Headlining the night, we are thrilled to host the legendary local hero, DJ Z-Trip, making his first ever appearance at The Van Buren.

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11pm - 2am

Chico Malo X Ghost Donkey After-Party 

The EAGLE meets the DONKEY! A match made of Mexico. Please join us for the official AZCW After Party as Phoenix’s own Chico Malo hosts New York City’s Ghost Donkey. Join the fiesta as these two bar teams step behind the bar to transport you south of the border via cócteles and Mexa beats by NYC’s own DJ Marcelo. Brought to you by Milagro Tequila, Ancho Reyes and Montelobos Mezcal. Hosted at Chico Malo.

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11pm - 2am

Saved By The Cocktail

Take a trip back to the not so distant past with this 90’s themed party. Featuring re-invented cocktail favorites and awesome 90’s music. Brought to you by Liquid Alchemist Syrups and ODV Imports. Hosted at Melindas Alley.

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12am - 2am

Grey Goose - Late night Disco Bites & Lights

Join Grey Goose in an intimate affair as they hit the disco button and take over Bitter & twisted for a late night rendezvous, serving fantastic retro cocktails with classic French bites.

Based on limited seated availability, so arrive early.

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Sunday 2/17


11am - 1pm

Q Highballr’s - Adam Rains, Seongha Lee, Elliot Clark

Enjoy the best view of the city at the Q rooftop backyard at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop (floor 13 ).  Our hand-picked team of mixologists will guide you through making the perfect highball at home.

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12:30pm - 2pm

The Aces of Bases

Join Julio Bermejo of Tommy’s Tequila Bar (World’s 50 Best Bars), Egor Polonskiy & Steph Teslar & of Patrón Trade Education Team at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour for an afternoon dive into agave history & authentic tequila making processes. All while sipping on Roca Patrón cocktails.

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2pm - 3pm

Whiskey Mash Bills

Come join Beam/Suntory at Bar Bianco to learn how mash bills influence the whiskies you love.

2pm - 4pm

Q Brooklyn Backyard - Women’s Cocktail Collective

You’re invited to the Q Backyard for an inspirational afternoon celebrating ten female founders who are raising the bar of diversity and creativity in the industry today. Hear tales from their entrepreneurial journeys while sampling the fruits of their labor in spectacular Highballs on the rooftop of The Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop (floor 13). Presented by Q; mixed and made by some of the top women in the business.

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2pm - 4pm

Casa Noble Tasting Lab

Join Casa Noble Brand Ambassador Anthony Alba at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar for lunch & tequila learning. Enjoy Casa Noble Organic Single Barrel Reposado, followed by one of the finest tequilas to be aged for over 5 years, Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Añejo Reserve, then finish with Kosher certified 6-week cask strength tequila, Casa Noble Joven 102 Proof!

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3pm - 6pm

Devour Bartending Competition

Watch an incredible lineup of local bartenders go head to head crafting a signature cocktail. Only one will emerge victorious. Held at Portland Parkway Park.

4m - 5pm

Q Highballr’s - Terry Clark

Enjoy the best view of the city at the Q rooftop backyard at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop (floor 13) .  Our hand-picked team of mixologists will guide you through making the perfect highball at home.

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4M - 8PM

Transport Your Cocktail To a Parallel Universe

In celebration of the entry of Hendrick’s Orbium Gin’s into our present time and space dimension, we are offering an immersive event to members of the drinks trade. Attendance is highly limited. This curious event will include an array of parallel-universe experiences, including the rare and wondrous Orbium martini. Hosted at Little Rituals.

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6pm - 8pm

Tiki Bros Social Hour

ODV Imports and Liquid Alchemist Syrups team up to serve a delightful tiki inspired happy hour with appetizing small bites from The Nook kitchen.

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8pm - 12am

Top Bars

Don’t miss the return of our most show-stopping event featuring pop-up versions of renowned bars from around the state, country, and across the globe, all under one roof! Hosted at the Croft.

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Monday 2/18


12pm - 3pm

Bartender’s Brunch

It’s Monday, the weekend is over, let’s party!

It’s Monday, the weekend is almost over, let’s party!Join one of the hottest new restaurants in the game The Larder and the Delta for a hosted brunch party to celebrate the end of AZCW. We will have the food of Stephen Jones and the drinks to match: We will be serving everythinig from Talisker and Oysters to Brisket Fat Washed Dickel Bloodys and everything in between.

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5pm - 9pm

Bourbon & Burgers

Join us in Dust Cutter for delicious mini versions of our best burgers, live entertainment and a varietal tasting of our finest bourbons between 6-7pm .

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Last Slinger Standing

Join us as we watch some of the Southwest’s top USBG bartenders go against each other in a head-to-head battle, complete with secret ingredients that will keep the slingers- and the crowd- on their toes! Hosted at Young’s Market

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10:30pm - 2am

The Anti Party

Amaro Montenegro & Uncle Bears Brews are throwing down the Anti Party this year at Cobra Arcade Bar to close out AZCW! Following Last Slinger Standing, Monte cocktails and Uncle Bears brews will be flowing all night! Food Truck + Caricature Artist + Vintage Arcade Games + House Music til 2am.

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